El Paso Shooting Victims Sue Walmart For Not Having Armed Guards
A couple who were badly injured in the El Paso shooting are suing Walmart for not having armed security at the store for protection.
“Jessica Garcia and Guillermo Garcia’s injuries would not have occurred but for the negligence, gross negligence, and premises liability” of Walmart, the suit writes.
The pair were shopping at Walmart with their kids when a gunman went on a rampage and killed 22 people.
Guillermo had to be hospitalized for being shot in the spine, and Jessica has multiple bullet wounds in her legs.
Guillermo is still recovering and in critical condition, but Jessica has been discharged.
The lawsuit is not asking for monetary compensation, but instead wants answers to why there wasn’t better protection at the store.
“Walmart and any store has the duty to protect their customers,” said Patrick Luff, the family’s lawyer. “It was a busy day on Aug. 3 and Walmart had no apparent security at the store. If it had had a visible security presence, the shooter would not have seen this as a target of opportunity and wouldn’t have come to this Walmart.”